Company fined $7,500 for storing meat and seafood in unlicensed cold store

Toh Thye San Pte Ltd, sole-proprietor of Toh Thye San Farm, was fined $7,500 on Wednesday (June 30) for the operation of an unlicensed cold store.

In October 2020, officers from the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) found that Toh Thye San Pte Ltd had been storing meat and seafood products in an unlicensed cold store.

About 17 tonnes of frozen meat and seafood products, including chicken, duck and fish, were seized by SFA.

SFA said: "Illegal storage of meat/fish at unlicensed facilities pose food safety risks.

"In Singapore, all meat and/or fish storage facilities must be licensed, and are required to meet SFA’s requirements and food safety standards. These licensed premises are also routinely inspected by SFA."

Offenders who illegally store meat and/or fish products shall be liable on conviction to a maximum fine of $10,000 and/or a jail term of up to one year.

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